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Plug and Play Alberta Announces 14 Startups For The Location’s First Health Program

CALGARY, CANADA, March 17, 2022 - Plug and Play Alberta is excited to announce that 14 startups were selected for the first batch of their Health program. This program aims to bring global innovation to Alberta by facilitating opportunities for business development, mentorship, as well as pilots and POCs between the selected startups and founding partners of the program.

The startups, chosen by an Advisory Board made up of local and global organizations, represent a broad range of new innovations.

“We’re thrilled to announce the 14 health startups that have been selected for our inaugural Plug and Play Alberta Health program batch,” said Lindsay Smylie, Director for Plug and Play Alberta. “These world-class startups are disrupting the healthcare industry and we’re excited to connect them with like-minded partners to accelerate their growth. Through this program the startups will have exclusive access to our local and global network of corporate partners who prioritize innovation. We also hope to play a role in their success by investing in many of them ourselves along the way.”

Click below to learn more about the 14 startups participating in the program:

16 Bit

16 Bit is creating new moments of care by leveraging AI to opportunistically screen for disease.

Alethea Medical

Alethea is an eConsult and Digital Diagnostics platform helping physicians get specialist advice faster.


Cohesic enables doctors to predict healthcare outcomes for patients with chronic disease in order to reduce healthcare costs and ensure patients have the best health possible.


Hyfe is the fitbit for cough - Monitoring, screening & diagnostics tools using sound.


Lumiio is a global digital health company that specializes in real-world data and evidence platform technology and services to unlock the future of personalized patient outcomes.


Through our clinically-validated digital solution, ManagingLife lowers the cost of chronic pain for health systems and insurers.


Optimity provides engaging & rewarding micro-modules that helps millions of people live healthier, wealthier and longer.

Qualisure Diagnostics

Qualisure is a developer of genomics-based precision diagnostic products designed to guide physicians and patients to more precise decisions about the treatment of cancer.

Raft Digital Theraputics

Raft is a digital therapeutics start-up that fills the gap between medical therapy and functional recovery.


ResolvMD is focused on optimizing administrative workflows for physicians so they can focus on spending more time with patients.

Rocket Doctor

Rocket Doctor is a comprehensive digital health platform and marketplace that pairs advanced in-person devices with virtual care.


A telehealth platform for virtual consultations by video and secure messaging for healthcare teams, small and large, created by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals.


Syantra Inc. is a Precision Healthcare company with an innovative liquid biopsy platform for cancer detection.

True Angle

True Angle is a health tech company whose mission is to empower people to live better lives through smart sensing technologies.

Visit the Plug and Play Alberta website to learn more: www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/alberta/.

About Plug and Play Alberta

Plug and Play Alberta is building a world-class innovation platform to attract top technology and investment to the region and support Albertan entrepreneurs to scale and grow, hire tech talent, and propel digital transformation across the province. Plug and Play Alberta is part of the Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program (Scaleup GAP) that is run by a consortium led by Alberta Innovates. The consortium also includes the Ministry of Jobs, Economy, and Innovation, Innovate Edmonton, and the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) who allocated $35 million over three years to retain business accelerators.

About Plug and Play

Plug and Play is the leading innovation platform, connecting startups, corporations, venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we're present in 35+ locations across 5 continents. We offer corporate innovation programs and help our corporate partners in every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution. We also organize startup acceleration programs and have built an in-house VC to drive innovation across multiple industries where we've invested in hundreds of successful companies including Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, N26, PayPal, and Rappi. For more information, visit https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/.

Plug and Play Alberta Contacts:

Jacob Grianger (j.grainger@pnptc.com)

Niall Kerrigan (n.kerrrigan@pnptc.com)